By Paul Milanowski

Blessed are you peacemakers, 

– Who say no to war as a means to peace. 

– Who are committed to disarm weapons of mass destruction. 

– Who wage peace at heroic personal cost. 

– Challenge and confront judges, courts, and prisons. 

– Who help those who are hurting. 

– Who befriend perfect strangers. 

– Who open doors for acting justly, loving tenderly and walking humbly with God and all people of good will. 

– Who welcome, encourage, and inspire. 

– Who offer hope and healing. 

– Who care and comfort. 

– Who help find answers. 

– Who provide stability not insanity. 

– Who help restore faith and love. 

– Who delight in creation, art, and creativity. 

– Who see the good in others. 

– Who never give up 

– Who give and give and give. 

Blessed are you peacemakers, who suffer injustice and imprisonment for your direct, nonviolent acts of civil disobedience. 

[Beatitides of respect and admiration for the Plowshares peaceful witness and protest of the Grand Rapids Marywood Dominicans: Sr. Carol Gilbert, OP, Sr. Jackie Hudson, OP, and Sr. Ardith Platte, OP.] 

Paul Milanowski is a member of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests. 

NewPeople Newspaper VOL. 50 No. 3. April, 2020. All rights reserved.

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